PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University will put its technological
wares on display at an interactive forum on Feb. 18. The daylong forum, titled
“Resources for Teaching and Learning @ WSU,” will take place in the
Compton Union Building and will also be video-streamed to distant sites.

Judith Boettcher, executive director of the Corporation for Research and
Educational Networking in Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker at
9:15 a.m. Microsoft Corporation sponsors her appearance.

Other activities will include poster sessions for faculty to demonstrate their
innovative teaching with technology projects. Several interactive discussions
are set to allow discourse between faculty and technical resource staff
members.

Muriel Oaks, associate vice president for Extended University Services, says
the forum will highlight technical and personnel resources available to faculty
and provide an opportunity to pose questions to faculty colleagues, technical
experts and others who are involved in teaching with technology.

“Faculty at all of the WSU campuses would like to know more about what
resources are available to assist them in modifying their courses to make use of
the new technologies. They’d also like to see what other faculty members are
already doing in using technologies to improve learning,” states Oaks.

Oaks says technology will make the forum easily accessible. “We’re
particularly pleased that we’re able to provide much of this information to our
WSU faculty and staff who are located outside of Pullman, using web pages
and video streaming.”

Faculty poster sessions and demonstrations from campus units will take place
from 10:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Interactive discussion forums, two in each time slot,
begin at 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

For more information, contact C. Jayne Brahler, assistant director, Center for
Teaching Learning and Technology, 509/335-4053, brahler@wsu.edu.

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